Africa News

Central Africa: Build Cohesion in Divided Societies, Urges U.S. Envoy

Nov 09, 2009
The American government's new special adviser on the Great Lakes region, Howard Wolpe, discusses how the Obama administration could improve its diplomacy and strengthen peace-building in Central Africa.

Steve McDonald Discusses Secretary Clinton's Africa Tour

Aug 11, 2009
During Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's 11-day, seven-country trip across Africa, Africa Program Consulting Director Steve McDonald examined the tour's significance on Voice of America's Encounter program.

Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson Writes About Secretary Clinton's Trip to Africa

Aug 06, 2009
Secretary Carson writes: "Coming back to Kenya is a bit like coming home. After all, I spent four years here (1999-2003) as U.S. Ambassador, and I grew to love the country. It's hard not to. Kenya's spectacular beauty ranges from lofty mountains to the lush shores of Lake Victoria to the open savanna filled with wildlife to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean." Read full posting.

Envoy Hails Clinton's Trip to Africa, Focus On Hunger, AGOA

Aug 01, 2009
Clinton will emphasize the need to provide lasting food security by improving the continent's agricultural sector with American help.

IPS Article on Africa Program Conference on International Drug Trafficking

Jun 01, 2009
Africa, and, most notably, West Africa, has become a major centre of the international drug trade in recent years, leaving U.S. and international organisations scrambling to deal with the problem, said a panel of experts on the subject at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars.

Workshop in Katanga, Session Report

May 10, 2009
A report from the first workshop held in Lubumbashi in the Katango Province with a range of leaders from different sectors of government.

Global Agricultural Development

May 07, 2009
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs convened the Global Agricultural Development Project to stimulate a national and international dialogue on the options and opportunities needed to increase the productivity and income of farmers and their families in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Katanga: Muyambo-Katumbi, hand in hand!

May 05, 2009
The winds of revival and development of the Katanga province are already blowing. Proof of that: the determination and will of Katangese leaders to walk hand in hand from now on.

Africa Program Distinguished Fellow Nureldin Satti Speaks at Library of Congress

Apr 02, 2009
OSI Distinguished African Fellow, Nureldin Satti, former UNESCO representative to Africa and former Deputy Assistant Special Representative to the Secretary General in Burundi, gave a speech at the Library of Congress on "UNESCO's Role in Building Bridges to Cultural Peace".To watch the speech, please click here.

A Director's Forum with F.W. de Klerk

Feb 24, 2009
At a Wilson Center Director's Forum, former South African President F.W. de Klerk discussed challenges in his country and across the continent. In a detailed Q&A session, he addressed Afro-pessimism, political transition, and the lack of cohesive international policy on Africa.

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